Following a full weekend of auditions at Gilley's Dallas that began with 246 ladies trying out, the Dallas Mavericks Dancers were down to the 40 candidates for four intense sessions of training camp to decide who will make this year's squad.
Training camp took place July 16-19 at Elevation Fitness in downtown Dallas with the ladies learning routines and going through interviews with director Mallory Mills and other Mavs front office personnel. Interviews included how they would handle the responsibility that comes with being chosen for the "Hottest Dance Team in the NBA."
The training camp nights took place from 7-9 p.m. with many of the girls arriving as much as an hour early to ensure they were on time and did not miss any instruction. Dance routines were taught, with the ladies separated into groups based on appearance such as height, hair color, etc. At the end of the Thursday evening session, the candidates were handed envelopes that held their fate inside. They were instructed to open them only after they'd left the building.
The 2012-13 Dallas Mavericks Dancers are: Meghan Hodge, Bonnie Ohlig, Kamwin Dietz, Lauren Gibler, Paige Phillips, Rachael Harpe, Britney Henderson, Chantel Jones, Kristen Knapp, Savannah McElveen, Nazlie Mojiri, Sequel Molina, Emily Morales, Casie Bullock, Brooke Schmidt, Grace Sells, Paula Tabares, Taelor White, Kirshae Green and Ashley Williams.
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